Month: January 2016

Business databases at the Central Library

If you need access to Business databases just visit level 2 at the Central Library where you will find a suite of PCs for using Bloomberg, Datastream and Macrobond.

Bloomberg contains global financial data and is available on 11 PCs (6 PCs by Careers and 5 PCs by Seminar room 210). You will need to create your own login to use the database.

Datastream contains current and historical global market and company financial data, including equities, unit and investment trusts, market indices, bonds, international macroeconomics, commodities, interest rates, exchange rates, futures and options. It is available on 3 PCs  by Seminar room 210.

Macrobond contains global and historical economic data and is available on all PCs on level 2.

To ensure access to Bloomberg or Datastream at the time you require we advise you to make a booking.

For more information about the Business databases provided by Library Services, and for help, please email your Business librarians at or visit our Business Support web pages.



This week Spotlight focuses on a Medical resource, UpToDate.

UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource to aid point-of-care decisions.

You can sign in and view the website at Alternatively Imperial College Library subscribes to UpToDate Anywhere so our academics, students and researchers can install the UpToDate Mobile App on up to two devices free of charge.

Information includes access to 10,000+ topics in over 22 specialties, medical calculators, ability to easily search more than 28,000 pictures, tables, graphs, and videos, and 1,500+ patient information topics written in plain English with the aim of being able to be shared with patients.

Library Services welcome your feedback about all our resources, please send us your comments and enquiries via ASK the Library.

New e-journals and e-books for January 2016

Library Services now subscribes to the following titles:


Rubber Chemistry and Technology

Published by the Rubber Division, American Chemical Society, Library Services provide access to the current issue along with the complete backfile from 1928, Volume 1 Number 1.

Try Rubber Chemistry and Technology now

American Journal of Sports Medicine

From the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Library Services offer online access from 1998, Volume 26 Issue 1. For articles before 1998 please contact the Charing Cross Campus Library which holds a small number of issues, otherwise the Library Document Delivery Service will be able to assist.

Try the American Journal of Sports Medicine now


Heat Exchanger Design Handbook, 2nd edition 2013

This 5 part volume, originally published in 1983, is the standard reference source for design and other information on heat transfer, heat exchangers, and associated technologies.

Try the Heat Exchanger Design Handbook now

The best way to access all Library e-journals and e-books is through Library Search. If you are working away from an Imperial site you will be asked to enter your College username and password.

We welcome your feedback, comments, suggestions and queries –  just ASK the Library.

Keep up to date with BrowZine

For those of you with iPads or android tablets (and phones), Browzine is a very nice visual way to keep up to date with new papers in your favourite journals:

  • Download the free BrowZine app and sign in with your College username and password
  • You can select your favourite journals from our subscriptions and add them to your bookshelf
  • You can easily see when new issues are available and quickly view PDFs of interest
  • You can save articles to read offline later
  • Articles and/or reference details can easily be saved to Dropbox or to reference management software such as Mendeley, EndNote (via EndNote Basic) or RefWorks

More information can be found on our BrowZine web page (click on the BrowZine app tab).